Author speaks on sexism in the publishing industry on Twitter

The bestselling author of the Chocolat series went on twitter to give a troubling insight into life as a female author

The author Joanne Harris has shed light on her experience of sexism in the publishing industry in a series of tweets.

Harris, whose books include psychological thrillers, the Rune fantasy series, and the bestselling Chocolat trilogy, complained about how female authors and writers are usually ignored and disrespected. She cited an example of being ignored by a male presenter while on a panel with three male guests before a female presenter came out to interview her, and being asked repeatedly about EL James's Fifty Shades of Grey book while on her last US tour.

Harris spoke as part of her #TenTweets series on Twitter, in which she posts 10 messages on a theme, usually about the publishing industry.

Here are some of them:


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